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Recall -- State Press Release

Consumer Alert: Undeclared Milk in Maizteca Mexican Bread

Contact:
Jessica Chittenden
518-457-3136

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 8, 2006 -- State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick H. Brennan alerted consumers today that 215 Washington St. Foods, Inc., d/b/a Maizteca Bakery, 215 Washington St., Newburgh, New York 12550 is recalling 1.5 pound packages of "Maizteca Mexican Bread" due to an undeclared milk ingredient. People who have allergies to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled "Maizteca Mexican Bread" comes in an uncoded plastic package. It was sold in New York and Connecticut.

The problem was discovered as a result of routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by the Department's Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of a milk ingredient in product packages which did not declare a milk ingredient on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with the problem.

Consumers who have purchased "Maizteca Mexican Bread" should return it to the place of purchase.

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